Musings Of A Nerd

You Don’t Know Jack: Brief Reflections on Samurai Jack’s Final Season

  I’m not gonna lie; I was an extremely casual fan of Samurai Jack during its original run on Cartoon Network, to the point where I can barely even describe myself as a “fan” of the show like some of my fellow blerds and other nerdy associates. It wasn’t due to a lack of interest,...

The #BGNPlaylist features artists Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sammus, Mega Ran and More!

  In late April, an idea was birthed by our BGN social media curator and podcast co-host Kayla Sutton called the #BGNPlaylist.  The idea first started with featuring playlists from content creators behind Black Girl Nerds.  This first started with yours truly and my playlist you can find here.  This post features a ton of...

Boruto: The New Generation?

  Written by: Evanna Mills I’ve been a long time fan of Naruto and Naruto Shippuuden. I was one of those kids who you could find on any given weeknight back in the early to mid-2000’s yelling at the TV for more Drunken! Rock Lee and, now, for Sasuke to just stay gone already. But then,...

Star Wars Celebration: 40th Anniversary Panel

I can’t remember the first time I saw Star Wars. I know I was young, but I can’t tell you the time or the place. From watching the originals every Christmas as a child to devouring the books in high school and later to watching the prequels, the Clone Wars, and now this new...

Why Netflix’s Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is Everything

  By Keshia McEntire On a lazy Sunday afternoon, while Netflix and chilling in the most literal sense, I ran across a teen drama that I'm glad I didn’t overlook. As a twenty-something who is happy to be done with her high school years, I wasn’t really in the mood for a campy teen movie. A...

American Gods Premiere at the Cinerama Dome: Close Encounters of a Celestial Kind

By DaVette See and Cheryl Collins reporting for Black Girl Nerds Photos by DaVette See On Thursday night, the Cinerama Dome of the Arclight Hollywood was packed with an audience waiting with bated breath for the premiere episode of American Gods.  The atmosphere was electric with a level of anticipation that seemed atypical to the usual...

How The Vampire Diaries Wronged Bonnie Bennett

By: Kristen Carter Now that The Vampire Diaries has ended, I have some time to reflect on what it means to me. I saw the trailer and was immediately captivated. It reminded me of Twilight because of the palpable teenage angst, and the two lead actors looked similar to Bella and Edward. Looking back, I can see...

On “Logan” and the Tropes of Black Folks

By TaLynn Kel (Reprint from TaLynnKel.com)   ***Here there be spoilers.***   I finally saw Logan last night. It was a brutally violent film. You got to see characters who’d been defined by their strengths as weak, a weakness that compounded their issues as people. You got to see the vulnerability of characters whose superhero personas erased the day-to-day minutia...

What Steven Universe can Teach us about Queerness, Gender Identity, and Feminism

  By: Patricia Martin Steven Universe has changed my life. OK, maybe that is a bit dramatic, but I’m confident in saying that if I had this show growing up, it definitely would have. Yes, it’s a cartoon created for kids, but it has a lot more heart than a lot of children’s shows, all while...

Tiffany Hines Tells Black Girl Nerds What It Takes To Be A Real Artist

  By: Christina Angela Jeter  Tiffany Hines is popularly known for her roles as Birdie Scott on Beyond the Break, Michelle Welton on Bones, Didi Miller on Devious Maids, Jaden on Nikita, and Kelly Baptiste on Damien.   Now starring as Sophia in Real Artist set to screen April 9 at San Francisco International Film Festival. Tiffany's plays Sophia, a young animator who...
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